Energy storage stands at a pivotal juncture in our transition to a sustainable energy ecosystem. In a recent episode of the Climate Confident podcast, I had an insightful discussion with Matt Harper from Invinity Energy Systems, focusing on the role of vanadium flow batteries in this landscape. This blog post aims to dissect the significance of energy storage, particularly through the lens of vanadium flow batteries, in our quest to combat climate change.
Vanadium flow batteries offer a distinct approach to energy storage. Unlike the more common lithium-ion batteries, they excel in storing large quantities of energy over prolonged periods. This characteristic is crucial for bridging the gap between the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, and our consistent energy demands.
Ferro-Alloy Resources Ltd (LON:FAR) is developing the giant Balasausqandiq vanadium deposit in Kyzylordinskaya oblast of southern Kazakhstan. The ore at this deposit is unlike that of nearly all other primary vanadium deposits and is capable of being treated by a much lower cost process.